Fluid
Fluid 2.6.1
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Fluid visualization screensaver.   Free
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  • Fluid has been discontinued
  • Developer
    John van der Zwaag
Fluid is a screensaver for Mac OS X. But, Fluid isn't just any screensaver. It is a realtime fluid-dynamics model that renders to your screen using wave velocity color-coding and reflections on the surface of the waves. Fluid also has its own particle engine so that it can visualize particles within the liquid medium. Add to that the ability to show the streaklines of the currents and you've got yourself one really intense screensaver.

In fact, Fluid is every bit as powerful of a visualization system as most of the high-end ocean model visualization programs that we have worked on
Requirements
PPC, G4 or better, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, graphic accelerator card.

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ver. 2.x:
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Xenophile commented on 18 Feb 2009
Not working in Leopard for me, just crashes System Preferences.

Too bad this is abandoned, it's one of the all-time best screen savers. I haven't seen anything similar, either.
[Version 2.6.1]

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TokoUnion replied on 17 Jul 2009
Tried the site but file no more available.

Can help me get this file to install please?
Many thanks.

Dave Bernard
TokoUnion@aol.com
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+3

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KZX72 commented on 20 Apr 2008
Looks like they pulled a Resexcellence. A shame, this was one of the best screensavers out there.
[Version 2.6.1]


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Swordfish commented on 04 Sep 2006
Here is what the developer(s) have to say about an intel version of Fluid:

"We have been receiving quite a few emails wondering if there are plans to release a Universal binary for Fluid. The answer is YES, and we are already hard a work on it. We are also using this time to run down some old bugs and throw in a few new features. We do not have a release date yet, but rest assured that Fluid3 will be released as soon as we feel confident that it is ready."

w00t!!!
[Version 2.6.1]

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SiliconAddict replied on 24 Dec 2006
Note that, that post was from Feb '06. We are closing in on a year since that was posted. No note about betas. No note about we are just about there. At this point its starting to feel like abandonware. :-
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ace11413 commented on 19 Jun 2006
I just bought a new MacBook--so my favorite screesaver won't work ok. Please oh please make the universal binary available soon!
[Version 2.6.1]

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Swordfish replied on 23 Jul 2006
I second that request! - Fluid is amazing!
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Sep 2005
i love it! the default screensaver is brilliant. Best i have ever seen i think. One glitch - when the screenshot that the fluid distorts is re-taken (on the 5min refresh) the top like 50px are often missing - black. Not a big issue at all, just saying. I am on a powerbook 1.25GHz, 1280x854 display, OS 10.3.9. Many thanks to the developers of this excellent effect that makes some of my PC buddies say whoa..... :)
[Version 2.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 May 2005
Unarchives just fine on Tiger, assuming you have Stuffit 9. The developer needs to do nothing, you however need to upgrade your free Stuffit Expander
[Version 2.6.1]

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strider72 replied on 19 Jan 2009
Why assume the user has a third-party decompression program when the OS has compression built-in?
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Anonymous reviewed on 16 May 2005
Does not unarchive on Tiger. The developer needs to use something other than Stuffit, like zip, bzip2, or even just a proper compressed disk image.
[Version 2.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Dec 2004
All i can say is , WOW... this is beautiful. thank you developers ever so much.... now i have one request... i know im lucky just to get this screen saver, but i think everyone is with in this request.... would you plz work on an itunes visualizer, it would make the world a better place to live!
[Version 2.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Aug 2004
This is at least as good if not significantly better than Marine Aquarime. I have had a good time just playing around with the controls.

It is one of the few screen savers that is consistently fun to watch for extended lengths of time. Kind of like curly up in front of a fireplace with a glass of good wine!!!
[Version 2.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Jun 2004
Outstanding. Best MacOS X Screensaver for your new Mac. I got it running on my New AlBook G4 1.33 and it's simply amazing. If you have a new fast mac, get this screensaver.
[Version 2.6.1]


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Mikeymike rated on 11 Dec 2011

[Version 2.6.1]



londi64 rated on 22 Jan 2011

[Version 2.6.1]


Downloads:33,504
Version Downloads:14,211
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:21 Jan 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Fluid is a screensaver for Mac OS X. But, Fluid isn't just any screensaver. It is a realtime fluid-dynamics model that renders to your screen using wave velocity color-coding and reflections on the surface of the waves. Fluid also has its own particle engine so that it can visualize particles within the liquid medium. Add to that the ability to show the streaklines of the currents and you've got yourself one really intense screensaver.

In fact, Fluid is every bit as powerful of a visualization system as most of the high-end ocean model visualization programs that we have worked on in the past. If it's good enough for the U.S. Navy, it's probably cool enough for your screensaver.


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